What is a public notary?
A notary public (or notary or public notary) in the common law world is a public officer constituted by law to serve the public in non-contentious matters usually concerned with estates, deeds, powers-of-attorney, and foreign and international business. A notary’s main functions are to administer oaths and affirmations, take affidavits and statutory declarations, witness and authenticate the execution of certain classes of documents, take acknowledgments of deeds and other conveyances, protest notes and bills of exchange, provide notice of foreign drafts, prepare marine or ship’s protests in cases of damage, provide exemplifications and notarial copies, and perform certain other official acts depending on the jurisdiction. Any such act is known as a notarization. The term notary public only refers to common-law notaries and should not be confused with civil-law notaries.
– source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_notary
Public notary services for Sydney
So where do you get your documents notarised? We’ve noticed that over time, we’ve assisted clients from all over Sydney, and while we still encourage clients to find a public notary who is located closer to them, we still have some clients who’ll travel from the Central Coast or as far south as Wollongong or even Canberra for us to assist them to notarise their documents.
In support of our many clients from across the Sydney metropolitan area, we remain committed to offering some of the lowest cost public notary services in Sydney. So you know three’s a good reason for you to travel to Parramatta to see us and notarise your documents.
Why do you need public notary services?
Public notary services are necessary whenever you’re sending documents from Australia to other countries. Some documents might be written in languages other than English and according to foreign laws – but that’s ok. We’re used to dealing with documents from all over the world and in many different languages. You’ll also find that we’re registered with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, so no matter where your documents are going, or which country they’re going to, you’ll be able to obtain an apostille or authentication without problem.
Our goal is to ensure that there’s always a sufficient supply of public notary services to meet the increasing demand across Sydney even if it means travelling to our office in Parramatta, which is conveniently located in the geographic center of Sydney metropolitan area.
Do you have any questions regarding this article?
Whether you’re notarising a document for the first time or the hundreth time, the requirements, processes, and terms can be confusing and daunting – or just a pain and a hassle (especially if you need an apostille, or to authenticate or legalise as well). Don’t worry! We’re here to simplify it, explain it, and help you with what you need to achieve it.
Contact us or visit our Frequently Asked Questions for more information about our notary public services. We’ve also created a flowchart to help explain notarisation, apostille, authentication and legalisation.
So, what’s next?
Why choose Phang Legal for your notary public services?
We’re a leading provider of notary public services in Sydney known for our experience and expertise in notarising documents for other countries, our low-cost fixed fees and service offering, and our availability to help on short notice. With our offices conveniently located in Parramatta, the geographic centre of the Sydney metropolitan area, we help clients from across Sydney and beyond with personal, professional and timely notary public services.
This website is maintained by Phang Legal, a boutique law firm in Parramatta and a leading provider of quality notary public services to satisfied clients across Sydney.
Ern Phang is a director of Phang Legal and a notary public (since 2005). Ern regularly writes about his experiences as a notary public and the issues faced by his clients in sending documents to other countries.